A mother holds her children’s hand for a little while and their hearts forever...our loving mother, M. Winola Casselberry, 89, of Gorham Road, LeRaysville, PA, passed away Wednesday evening July 17, 2013, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre following a brief period of declining health.
Winola was born on May 4, 1924, on the family farm in LeRaysville, a daughter of Fred and Grace (Morris) Hunt. She was a graduate of LeRaysville Pike High School, Class of 1942, and always looked forward to attending and visiting with her classmates at the school reunions.
On Jan. 5, 1946, she married Francis Ralph Casselberry and together they shared 63 years of marriage until his passing on May 4, 2009.
Many will remember Winola as a caring and loving wife, mother and grandmother. For many years she worked at the Northeast Bradford High School cafeteria.
Winola was a devoted and long-time member of the Dille Parish United Church of Christ. She enjoyed crocheting, completing crossword puzzles, spending time in her garden, tending to her flowers and for many years served as a volunteer at the Parish House. Her greatest enjoyment was being surrounded by family.
Winola will be greatly missed by her children, daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Ray Smith of Erin, NY, Joyce and Stephen Shafer of Meshoppen, Connie and Mitchell Dingus of New Concord, OH, Betty and William Veasey of Egg Harbor Township, NJ, Diane and Clifton Burlew of Lowman, NY; a son, Kevin Casselberry of LeRaysville; her sister and brother-in-law, Pearl Joyce and Ed Marshall of Rome; a sisterin law and brother-in-law, Donna and Robert Moshier of Pine City, NY; nine grandchildren, Daryl Smith, Stephen and Eric Shafer, Michelle Sanders, Travis Dingus, Tracy McComis and Brian Hill, Joseph and Cassandra Veasey; numerous great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Her parents, Fred and Grace Hunt; her husband, Francis Ralph Casselberry, and a brother, Clarence Morris Hunt, predeceased her.
Family and friends attended a memorial service and celebration of Winola’s life at the Parish House in LeRaysville on Saturday, July 20 at 1 p.m. A gathering and time of sharing followed the service.
Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the Orwell Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared by visiting the website at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com.
Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Dille Parish United Church of Christ, 903 Main St., LeRaysville, PA, 18829 or HOPS Ambulance, c/o James Seipler, 606 Ridge Road, Rome, PA, 18837 in loving memory of M. Winola Casselberry.